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Just thought I would come out of lurk mode and offer my first design up for crit, and a quick introduction. I'm a designer from Canada (over 15 years and counting), a father of two, and a pop-culture nut. I'm amazed at the creative community that's fostered here -- lots of talented folks!

Anyway, my wife is a huge Supernatural fan (I'm relatively new, myself -- just finished a marathon and finally watched all the episodes I missed in a 5 season trench run in the evenings, LOL.) Here's a shirt I made for her two favourite lads:



I tried to come up with some sort of gimmick (clever tag line) but I thought it'd be better served it just the names.

Thoughts?
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    155 weeks ago
    Very nicely done. No need for a tag line, it stand up on its own.

    My preference - either no distressing or a more subtle distressing than the one you've done. Any chance of a close up? We know what a t-shirt looks like. ;)
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    155 weeks ago
    I agree with Chuffy that it could use more subtle distressing, but IMO it definitely needs SOME. Just seems more fitting with the show.
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    155 weeks ago
    Oh and by the way, I really like the design. Forgot to say that. =P
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    155 weeks ago
    It's awesome seeing a spn shirt on the forums, and I like the design, but perhaps it is too similar to the "Winchester Bros." shirt sold by the CW?
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    Maybe not though. It's really late here, and I should probably go to sleep.
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    155 weeks ago
    Thanks for all the comments!

    @snellby: Oy, I hadn't seen that one (and here I was thinking I was clever, LOL). I'd say there are some similarities to be had, and differences as well to be sure.

    Back to the drawing board. :)
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    155 weeks ago
    Sorry. :C. I really like your design much better than the official one. The typography and colors are great. The only reason I mentioned it was because there was some controversy a few weeks ago about original designs and such.
    I hope to see more of your designs in the future. :). This is a really swell place.
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    155 weeks ago
    I would say the design is different enough and were I choosing, I'd prefer Manny's design.

    I spend a good while scouring the net after I think of an idea for a design before I start work on it. A recent piece of work I did took a good 8 hours to produce. That's a lot of time wasted if it ends up being compared to someone elses work, or worse accused of plagiarism (as has happened here a few weeks ago).

    1. Come up with an idea.
    2. Write it down (important! lest you forget).
    3. Scour the net, google image search, various t-shirt sites and Art sites to check no-one did it already.
    4. Start work.
    5. Complete it before someone tunes into your brainwaves and has the same idea.

    I think I'm gonna go make a Top Hat from tin foil. :)
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    155 weeks ago
    No worries, Snellby. Better to know, right? :) Regardless, it's good to hear positive feedback in spite of my duplicating of efforts, LOL!

    Today's Back to the Future tee reminded me of an old design I had done about a year ago (another logo type of shirt). I might post it sometime once it's passed, so people don't get overdosed on BTTF designs.

    Cheers, all!
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    155 weeks ago
    @Chuffy: All good points. I think I didn't scour #3 enough. However, considering it's from the CW there's no excuse on my part. :D
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    155 weeks ago
    how do u create a shirt....computer website or paper. Please help so shoot me up and email [email protected] Also that is so SICK!!!!!!!!
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    155 weeks ago
    Temporary image until the DNS issue is resolved.

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    155 weeks ago
    It's so tough to give up on a design just because a concept is already out there. I have so many designs that I later find have been done (usually poorly) but I'm too worried about the blowback to move forward with them. Just something I gotta deal with I guess.
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    155 weeks ago
    Honestly, now that I'm awake, I'd say go with it anyway. It's a great design, much better than the CW's, and I'd just love to see a Supernatural design get printed. :) I'm sure the rabid fan base would love it as well.


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